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Fr. Edward J. Dowling, S.J. Marine Historical Collection
Original name: Martha E. Allen

Other name(s): Venus

Ship owner: Cleveland Tankers, Inc.; Lake Tankers Corp.; National Marine Service Inc.

Ship builder: American Ship Building Co., Lorain, Ohio

Engine builder: Werkspoor, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Engine re-builder: General Motors Corporation, Detroit, Michigan

Year ship built: 1928

Year engine built: 1928

Final disposition: Scrapped at Ashtabula, Ohio in 1975


Second set of engines reconditioned and installed, 1954, 16 cylinders each, 10.5 inch stroke and 8.5 inch diameters.

Exploded twice as Venus



b) Venus


1) Lake Tankers Corp., Chicago, Illinois

2) National Marine Service Inc., New York, New York (1958)

3) Cleveland Tankers, Inc. (1967)

Registry number: US. 227895

Hull number: 803

Vessel type: Tanker

Height: 18.6

Width: 51

Length: 334

Stroke length: 35

Gross tonnage: 2395

Net tonnage: 1994

Engine type: Diesel 12 cylinder

Piston 1: 18

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